Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden blond coloured beer with some light carbonation and a small white head. herby/spicy coriander fresh hoppy aroma; Full palate. Finish is sweet bitter with soem light herby, even yeasty touches and a rather dry ending.
thewolf (11589) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ Vinspecialisten, Kolding.
Pours a light hazy yellow with a great, frothy white head. Aroma is rather sweet, light citrus, some banana and a touch of caramel. Mouthfeel is perhaps a bit thin, but okay. Flavour is sweet fruity wheat and a good dryness. Very nicely balanced and fitted the food we had very well.
Skinnyviking (7942) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. High white and creamy long lasting white head. Hazy yellow body. Coriander lemon banana aroma and flavor, low carbonation and a long sweet aftertaste.
MiP (14519) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 5.5%. Nicely refreshing lemon aroma. Hazy yellow colour, small white head. Lemony flavour, perhaps orange peel. Yeasty notes, but OK. Not a very flavourful beer, but pleasant and refreshing.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.25 l bottle. Hazy golden color with persistent head. Exotic fruits and spices in the aroma with notes of coriander, pepper, orange, pineapple, grapefruit, berries, herbs and solvent. Bready, fruity and spicy flavor with lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, coriander and pepper.
DruncanVeasey (7768) - NUNEATON, 3rd, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale haze, spritz and black flecks of spice. Peppery aroma with a dab of vinegar. Silky on the palate with a lemon rind juiciness and sneaking spruce. Dryish, unspicy wit with a hint of hop bitterness.
MartinT (8661) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2013 My Bottom Line:
Minty hops, bubblegum esters and citrusy acidity pervade this prickly and effervescent Witbier.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy slice of foam sits atop the hazy whitish yellow.
-The sturdy body is able to withstand the forceful effervescence.
-Spices are intelligently integrated and make you wonder if the yeast and hops are responsible for their contribution to the flavor profile.
-This textbook Witbier is beyond reproach, imho, and it could thrive many more months past this already-reached "best before" date.
-A touch of doughy yeast recalls bread at times.
-The lactic acidity is a nice touch.
Bottles. Also as Forêt Blanche.
HenrikSoegaard (11863) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Creamy white excellent mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Powerfull heavy yeasty nad hoppy aroma, with nice fruity notes, especially banana. Light bitter flavor. Short finish. Oily palate. OK witt.
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice unfiltered yeast nose, apple and pear sweet aromas. Cloudy dark yellow, unattractive color with active carbonation. Sour apple flavor, lots of pear as well. Not complex but not bad. Crisp and refreshing palate.
Svesse (7034) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm) Golden yellow colour, slightly hazy. Huge, but brief white head. Fruity, tart, spicy nose with notes of coriander and clove. Fruity, tart taste with green apples, plums, spices and that distinct earthy, spicy Dupont hop character. Drier, more tart and more hoppy than most belgian witbiers. Actually more Dupont character than wit character (which suits me very nicely). Nice and spicy beer.